Cloutier, a disappointment in L.A., waived by Kings

The Los Angeles Kings placed goaltender Dan Cloutier on waivers Friday, TSN of Canada reported.

Cloutier, whom the Kings acquired in a trade with Vancouver in 2006, was hampered by a hip injury in L.A. and failed to live up to expectations. He finished the 2006-07 season with a 6-14-2 record and a .860 save percentage, as Mathieu Garon and Sean Burke split the remaining games in goal.

In 343 career games over nine seasons with the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Vancouver Canucks and the Kings, Cloutier has a record of 137-138-33 with 2 shutout losses, a 2.75 goals against average and a career .899 save percentage. His best season was 2003-04 with the Canucks, when he went 33-21-6 with a 2.27 GAA and a .914 save percentage.